Temporary exhibitions

Focus
The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column
Leonardo and His Books: The Library of the Universal Genius
Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion
Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius
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Machina Mundi: Images and Measures of the Cosmos from Copernicus to Newton
Website

2004

A journey through the universe illustrating the various representations elaborated by astronomers and scientists between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Leonardo's Automobile
Website

2004

Digital reconstructions and working models of Leonardo da Vinci's self-propelled cart (in Italian only).

Vitrum: Glass between Science and Art in the Roman World
Website

2004

The making of glass objects and devices as a contribution to increasing the scientific and technological knowledge of antiquity and a basis for the “scientific” rediscovery of this material in the Renaissance.

Vitrum. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vitrum. Exhibition hall "An Architectural Revolution", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vitrum. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vitrum. Exhibition hall "A Technological Revolution", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vitrum. Exhibition hall "A Revolution in Daily Life", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vitrum. Showcases with unguentaria of 1st century AD, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
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Cycling through Time
Website

2004

The most important phases in the development of two-wheeled vehicles, emphasizing their political and symbolic meaning in the context in which they appeared.

Time of Nature: Cyclic Nature and Non-Reversibility of Natural Phenomena

2003

A journey through the time of nature – from ultra-long periods since the Earth was formed and life evolved to ultra-short periods of chemical reactions.

Time Matter Space: Measuring Instruments from Antiquity to the Present Day

2003

Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman instruments are evidence of the long journey of mankind towards precise measurements of dimensions and time.

Ferri per guarire: Lancets and Surgical Instruments from the 18th and 19th Centuries

2002

Surgical instruments and treatises illustrate the development of surgery from the second half of the 18th century until it was finally acknowledged as an independent discipline in the 19th century.

Development of the Plough in Lorraine Tuscany

2002

The crucial role of Tuscany for scientific research and technological innovation in agricultural sciences during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Medicean Skies
Website

2002

Galileo's celestial discoveries and the development of the telescope.